Rosenergoatom receives an international ‘Chrystal Compass’ award for the best environmentally-friendly floating nuclear power station project

The Rosenergoatom Joint-Stock Company (a part of the Electric Power Division of the Rosatom State Corporation) became a winner of the international ‘Chrystal Compass’ award in the ‘Best environmentally-friendly project from an industrial company/ business’ for its ‘Creation of a floating nuclear power station ‘Akademik Lomonosov’ to deliver energy to northern regions’ design.

‘Apart from the energy supply for the northern regions, the floating powership ‘Akademik Lomonosov’ will help to improve the environment in that area by making a large contribution into the formation of zero-carbon energy. Our calculations show that using the powership as a substitution for the existing power source will prevent over 700 thousand tons of CO2 being released into the environment on an annual basis’, Pavel Ipatov, the Deputy CEO of the Rosenergoatom Joint-Stock Company, noted at the award ceremony.

Currently, the powership is in Murmansk for coating. In order not to hamper the maritime traffic in summer 2019, the floating power block is to be towed to the port of Peveka where it will replace the retired capacities of the Bilibino NPP and the Chaun CHPP as a part of the Floating NPP. The latter is expected to release its first electric power into the network in December 2019.

In 2019, the ‘Crystal Compass’ was awarded to the authors of the best projects in 11 different nominations. It was the seventh time when a high-profile ‘Crystal Compass’ award ceremony was held. Over 800 guests took part in the event, including delegations from Serbia, Kazakhstan, Greece, and Germany, the award winners and finalists of previous years, notable public and governmental figures in Russia, the representatives of the scientific community, the space industry, the creative community, and the international and federal media.


The ‘Akademik Lomonosov’ floating nuclear heat power station is an innovative new-generation source of energy designed based on the top-notch Russian technologies in the realm of nuclear shipbuilding to cater for all-year-round supply of energy to industrial and infrastructural facilities and the population in the remote areas of the Arctic and the Far East of Russia, which are short in fuel and extremely severe climatic areas. In 2019, the power station ‘Akademik Lomonosov’ will be placed at its design spot in the city of Peveka, the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug, where it will replace the capacities of the Bilibino NPP and the Chaun CHPP, the life span of which is coming to an end.

The prestigious international ‘Chrystal Compass’ award has been granted since 2012. The award is hosted by the Russian Geographical Society and the PJSC Gazprom and is established by the Krasnodar Regional Department of the Russian Geographical Society and ‘Gazprom in Kuban’. The idea behind the ‘Crystal Compass’ is to highlight the best modern accomplishments and hands-on projects designed to preserve the natural, historic and cultural heritage, define the priorities for the governmental and public evolvement best on the world’s best practices. Over 2087 applicants from 36 countries and 85 regions of Russia pursued the award.

The Rosenergoatom Joint-Stock Company is a leading unit of the Electric Power Division of the Rosatom State Corporation. The JSC is the largest generation company in Russia in terms of the

electric power output and the world’s 2nd one in terms of the atomic generation capacity. It encompasses all 10 nuclear power plants of Russia that have an affiliate status as well as companies facilitating the operation of the generation unit. All in all, the Russian NPPs operate 35 power blocks with the total installed capacity of 29.1 GW. 

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